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Lesula: A New Species of Cercopithecus Monkey Endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Implications for Conservation of Congo’s Central Basin

  • John A. Hart,

    Affiliations: Lukuru Wildlife Research Foundation, Kinshasa, Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Division of Vertebrate Zoology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Kate M. Detwiler mail,

    kdetwile@fau.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America

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  • Christopher C. Gilbert,

    Affiliations: Department of Anthropology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, New York, United States of America, New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Andrew S. Burrell,

    Affiliation: Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • James L. Fuller,

    Affiliations: New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, New York, New York, United States of America, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Maurice Emetshu,

    Affiliation: Lukuru Wildlife Research Foundation, Kinshasa, Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Terese B. Hart,

    Affiliations: Lukuru Wildlife Research Foundation, Kinshasa, Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Division of Vertebrate Zoology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Ashley Vosper,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Conservation Society Zanaga Project, Wildlife Conservation Society Congo, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

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  • Eric J. Sargis,

    Affiliations: Division of Vertebrate Zoology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Anthony J. Tosi

    Affiliation: Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: September 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044271

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 21 Sep 2012 at 22:46 GMT

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Publication: BBC Nature
Title: “BBC Nature - New monkey identified in Africa”
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Title: “Who's the monkey? Lesula's famous lookalikes - This Just In - CNN.com Blogs”
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Title: “A New Kind of Monkey, With Colors That Set It Apart - NYTimes.com”
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Title: “Gorgeous' New Monkey Discovered in Africa - ABC News”
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Publication: LA Times
Title: “New monkey species with human-like face discovered in Africa - Los Angeles Times”
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Publication: Scientific American Blogs
Title: “Lesula: New species of African monkey discovered | Running Ponies, Scientific American Blog Network”
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Title: “New monkey discovered - ComPost - The Washington Post”
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Title: “YaleNews | In Congo, a rare find - a new species of monkey”
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Title: “The Press Association: New monkey species found in Africa”
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Title: “How a new species of monkey got named and what it means | The Hot Word | Hot & Trending Words Daily Blog at Dictionary.com”
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Title: “New Monkey Discovered | The Onion - America's Finest News Source | American Voices”
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Publication: The Voice of Russia
Title: “New monkey species identified in Congo: Voice of Russia”
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Title: “New species of monkey discovered in the Congo - National Paeleontology | Examiner.com”
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Title: “New monkey species discovered - Orlando Sentinel”
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Publication: Boing Boing
Title: “New monkey isn't so much "new" as "newly documented in a scientific journal" - Boing Boing”
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Publication: Global Post
Title: “Lesula, new monkey species, discovered in DR Congo | GlobalPost”
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Publication: The Inquisitr
Title: “New Monkey Species Discovered In Africa”
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Title: “The New Monkey Breed Looks Freakishly Like Messed Up Artwork - The Frisky”
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Publication: Petslady.com
Title: “'Lesula' Identified As New Species Of Monkey Native To The Congo”
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Title: “So this new species of monkey looks exactly like Alan Tudyk”
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Publication: Cool Earth
Title: “Monkey discovered in Congo Rainforest - Protecting rainforests with Cool Earth Action - Keeping carbon where it belongs”
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Title: “New Specie of Monkey Located in Congo | NewsPoint Africa”
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Title: “New species of monkey discovered in Africa | News | Wanderlust”
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Publication: Mother Board
Title: “Incredibly Humanlike New Species of Blond Monkey Discovered in Congo | Motherboard”
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Publication: The Voice of Russia
Title: “Lesula: Africa's newest species of monkey: Voice of Russia”
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Publication: The Periscope Post
Title: “New species of monkey with enormous blue bottom discovered | The Periscope Post”
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Title: “New Species of Monkey Discovered in Congo - International News - AllMediaNY”
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Publication: Geekosystem
Title: “New Species of Monkey, Lesula, Discovered in Africa | Geekosystem”
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Publication: Gamma Squad
Title: “A New (Kind Of Dorky Looking) Species Of Monkey Has Been Discovered”
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Publication: All Africa
Title: “allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa: New Monkey Species Identified in DRC”
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Publication: ZME Science
Title: “New beautifully colored monkey species discovered in Africa”
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Title: “FAU scientist helps discover new monkey - Sun Sentinel”
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Publication: Revmodo
Title: “Blue-Backside Lesula Declared New Monkey Species”
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Publication: The Australian News
Title: “Blue rump marks new monkey species | The Australian”
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Title: “New species of African monkey identified - Hindustan Times”
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Publication: Times of India
Title: “New monkey species discovered in Africa - The Times of India”
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Title: “Scientists discover new species of monkey in central Africa - NY Daily News”
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Title: “New Monkey Species Identified - The Daily Beast”
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Title: “A gaze that suggests it knows us of old - The Irish Times - Fri, Sep 14, 2012”
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Publication: The National
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Publication: Sci News.com
Title: “New Monkey Species from Congo: Cercopithecus lomamiensis | Biology | Sci-News.com”
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Publication: Guardian Environment
Title: “10 new mammals discovered in past 10 years | Environment | guardian.co.uk”
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Publication: Capital Public Radio
Title: “Monkey, New To Science, Found In Central Africa - capradio.org”
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Title: “New Monkey Species 2012: The Lesula Discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo [SEE PHOTO] : News : Travelerstoday”
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Title: “New Monkey Species Discovered in Congo, Under Threat of Becoming "Seriously Endangered," Say Scientists : World : Latinospost”
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Title: “New species of African monkey found in the Congo rain forests - Grand Rapids Science News | Examiner.com”
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Publication: The Nation
Title: “New species of 'owl faced' monkey discovered | The Nation”
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Title: “A New Kind of Monkey, With Colors That Set It Apart - NYTimes.com”
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Publication: Guardian Blog
Title: “If the lesula is a newly discovered monkey, why is it so oddly familiar? | Jonathan Jones | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk”
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Publication: NPR
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Publication: NPR The Two Way
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

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